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  1. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    January, 2007

    Pastoralism has suffered untold abuses in the implementation of national policy and laws before in the incorporation of bills of rights in the constitution. These provisions allowed freedom of association that enable formation of CSOs and NGOs, some of which based their interventions into policies and legal issues that denied pastoralists of the rights to engage into livelihood processes through access to, management of, and benefit from land and resources entailed in them.

  2. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    January, 2008

    "Malawi has experienced modest economic growth over the last decade and a half. However, agricultural growth has been particularly erratic, and while the incidence of poverty has declined, it still remains high. The Malawian government, within the framework of the Agricultural Development Plan (ADP), is in the process of implementing the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP), which provides an integrated framework of development priorities aimed at restoring agricultural growth, rural development and food security.

  3. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    January, 2008
    Uganda, Eastern Africa

    "Over the past two decades, Uganda has experienced strong economic growth. However, agriculture has not performed as well as the rest of the economy in recent years, and while the incidence of poverty has declined, it is still substantially higher in rural rather than urban areas.

  4. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    October, 2007

    Agriculture is the backbone of the Kenyan economy contributing 26% to GDP and 70% to
    employment. Majority of the farmers in Kenya are smallholder farmers possessing less than 3
    acres of land. The agricultural sector in Kenya has been facing several challenges among them
    declining yields. While the decline in yields could be associated with several other factors, it
    could also be as a result of the effect of insecure land tenure systems which are little understood.
    This study examines the technical efficiency of alternative land tenure systems among

  5. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2007
    Ethiopia, Sudan, Eastern Africa

    This study focuses on the Ethio-Sudan cross-border cattle trade along the border between Sudan and the Amhara Region. It was initiated by the Integrated Livestock Development Project (ILDP) which operates in the North Gondar Zone of the Amhara Regional State. Legal and illegal livestock marketing systems are examined where small farmer exporters and traders are the major actors in the illegal cattle marketing system while medium- to large-scale licensed exporters are dominantly operating in the legal system.

  6. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    May, 2007
    Algeria, Sudan, Egypt, Benin, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, China, Eswatini, Congo, Guinea, Niger, Cameroon, Morocco, South Africa, Lesotho, Madagascar, Zambia, Brazil, Tunisia, Senegal, Chad, Norway, Africa
  7. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2007
    Ethiopia, Africa

    Although a large theoretical literature discusses the possible inefficiency of sharecropping contracts, the empirical evidence on this phenomenon has been ambiguous at best. Household-level fixed-effect estimates from about 8,500 plots operated by households that own and sharecrop land in the Ethiopian highlands provide support for the hypothesis of Marshallian inefficiency. At the same time, a factor adjustment model suggests that the extent to which rental markets allow households to attain their desired operational holding size is extremely limited.

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